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mind-blowing apple butter recipe

★★★★★ 8
a recipe by
Russ Myers
Necedah, WI

An almost forgotten delicious sandwich spread.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Oh wow, this one brought back some wonderful childhood memories.  When I was a little kid, I always enjoyed apple butter on toast when I went to my Aunt Margaret's.  This apple butter tastes like what I remember from then. Package this apple butter in small jars and it would make a great gift for friends and family. This is a really easy recipe to prepare.  I used Granny Smith apples. There was a wonderful sweet/tart flavor.  

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 8
serves 6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 3 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For mind-blowing apple butter recipe

  • 5 lb
    tart apples (about 10 lg. apples)
  • 2 c
  • 2 c
  • 3/4 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 3 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp

How To Make mind-blowing apple butter recipe

  • 1
    Wash, quarter, and remove stems from apples. No need to peel or core.
  • 2
    Cook apples slowly in cider until tender and put through a food mill.
  • 3
    Add 1/2 to 2/3 cup sugar for each cup of apple pulp. Add spices.
  • 4
    Cook in the oven or in a slow cooker for several hours, stirring often. Test for desired thickness by spooning some of mixture on a cold plate.
  • 5
    When no liquid oozes around edges, it is thick enough.
  • 6
    May be canned while hot, or frozen.